Troy Armstrong: Man accused of killing his ex-wife Kristy after working her off the street is discovered useless in his cell

  • Troy Armstrong, 36, discovered useless in his cell
  • He was charged with murdering spouse Kristy
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A person accused of killing his former spouse by working her off the street has been discovered useless in his cell simply days earlier than the one-year anniversary of the crash. 

Troy Armstrong, 36, had been charged with murdering his former spouse Kristy when he allegedly drove his ute in the direction of her sedan at 140kmh in Molong in central-west NSW on June 9 final yr.

Kristy was killed immediately whereas Armstrong sustained critical mind and spinal accidents within the crash which left him unable to stroll or take himself to the bathroom. 

The couple’s two daughters, aged eight and 13, had been behind Kristy’s sedan and have been left with minor accidents. 

On Tuesday, Armstrong was discovered unresponsive in his cell on the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre in Silverwater, western Sydney. 

A Corrective Companies NSW spokeswoman mentioned: ‘The inmate was instantly given first help and brought to hospital however was pronounced deceased. 

‘As a matter of protocol, Corrective Companies NSW and NSW Police examine all deaths in custody whatever the circumstances.’

Troy Armstrong (proper) is accused of murdering his former spouse Kristy (left)

Police allege Troy Armstrong hit Kristy's sedan (above) while travelling at 140km/h following an argument between the former couple at their children's school

Police allege Troy Armstrong hit Kristy’s sedan (above) whereas travelling at 140km/h following an argument between the previous couple at their youngsters’s faculty

His dying comes simply three days earlier than the one-year anniversary of the crash.  

Armstrong was additionally dealing with tried homicide costs associated to his two daughters and three counts of breaching apprehended violence orders.

He had not entered any pleas on the time of his dying and was resulting from face a committal listening to on July 11. 

Police allege Armstrong purposely ran his ute into Kristy’s sedan whereas travelling at 140km/h following an argument at their youngsters’s main faculty.

Kristy had taken out an apprehended violence order in opposition to Armstrong simply two weeks earlier than her dying. 

Armstrong was ordered to look in court docket for the primary time on Might 10 along with his lawyer requested if he was match to look through audio-visual hyperlink.

Kristy (pictured) had taken out an AVO against Armstrong just two weeks before her death

Kristy (pictured) had taken out an AVO in opposition to Armstrong simply two weeks earlier than her dying

‘He’s match to look,’ Armstrong’s lawyer Drew Hamilton informed Orange Native Courtroom in the course of the temporary point out.

‘It does take some work to get him within the AVL suite however he can seem.’

Armstrong was underneath 24-hour guard within the intensive care unit at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney within the months after the crash.

Throughout an unsuccessful bail utility final yr, Mr Hamilton informed the court docket Armstrong posed little threat to the neighborhood as he had a part of his cranium eliminated and will not stroll

Nevertheless, police prosecutor Carl Smith described Armstrong as ‘a particularly harmful particular person’ who left the surviving victims in concern, regardless of his accidents.

‘(They) have been terrified earlier than this incident, they’re much more terrified now,’ Sergeant Smith informed the sooner listening to.

‘He knew driving 140km/h right into a automotive of the chance that he’d be killing his spouse, however (additionally) anybody else in that motorcar.’

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